Commonly Confused Words - Quiz 20

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  1. The assassin choked his victim with a ___.
    a. garret
    b. garrote

  2. The baby dropped the candy and began to ___.
    a. ball
    b. bawl

  3. The baby had ___ quietly for two hours when it awoke.
    a. lain
    b. lane

  4. The back of you foot is your ___.
    a. heal
    b. heel

  5. The balance ___ was $5.55.
    a. dew
    b. do
    c. due

  6. The ball broke the window ___.
    a. pain
    b. pane

  7. The ball went ___ the window.
    a. threw
    b. through

  8. The breakfast ___ is on aisle four.
    a. cereal
    b. serial

  9. The breakfast cereal is on ___ four.
    a. aisle
    b. isle

  10. The bride looked at her husband shyly from behind her ___.
    a. vale
    b. veil

  11. The busy ___ passed in front of the hospital.
    a. road
    b. rode
    c. rowed

  12. The butler polished the silver ___ before every meal.
    a. ware
    b. wear
    c. where

  13. The card sharp made his fortune through ___ of hand.
    a. sleight
    b. slight

  14. The carpenter used a ___ to make the plank flat.
    a. plain
    b. plane

  15. The child grabbed the cat by the ___.
    a. tail
    b. tale

  16. The children told ___ mother a lie.
    a. their
    b. there
    c. they're

  17. The choice is yours: fight or ___.
    a. flea
    b. flee

  18. The choir sang a ___ in honor of the newly married couple.
    a. him
    b. hymn

  19. The choirmaster played the opening ___ before they sang.
    a. chord
    b. cord

  20. The church bells ___ and the crowds cheer.
    a. peal
    b. peel

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